In a post regarding an article in The Atlantic on NFL broadcasts, Jason Kottke theorizes that the advent of instant replay beyond just a television tool, but as an official part of the game, lends itself to greater drama and tension for the viewer. Supposedly in place to correct blatant errors from stealing a team’s victory, it has become to be used to verify all calls and take away the instant release of excitement and euphoria with a score.
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This is a quick post to address a couple CFL events the past 24 hours. A Hamilton-Saskatchewan trade needs some analysing and the CBC needs to make explanations for its lack of CFL coverage once again.
Earlier this week the Canadian Football League announced a new five-year exclusive broadcast and new media rights deal with TSN-RDS starting in the 2008 season. The announcement was not a surprise, with the deal speculated on for months prior. Some factors of the deal have lead to questions about what affects a new deal will have on the broadcast landscape and the CFL. A full analysis of what the CFL gained and gave up provides the best tool to decide if this was a good deal.